Hudson Jet Lag Journal: Hudson Merchant House
As I mentioned last week on Friday, this past weekend was spent away–from the hustle and bustle of the city. We (my mister & I) skipped out of town to Hudson, NY. For New Yorkers, it’s an easy two hour train jaunt upstate, and for once, Amtrak was bringing it’s A-game and didn’t have any breakdowns, delays, etc. A big draw to the area was the idea of staying in a B&B. And for a couple years, I had been admiring Hudson Merchant House (thanks always go to Elizabeth for turning me on to various vacation stays). Well, the weekend stay did not disappoint at all in the boutique inn. Two thumbs up, five stars, and all that jazz for a wonderful experience.
The above photo is taken of the exterior of the Merchant House. The building is over 200 years old, but in 2010 after a gut renovation and some high touch interior decorating done by Roy (the owner, chef, and mastermind all wrapped up in one!) it opened for business.
We stayed in the cozy, yet spacious considering our NYC apartment bedroom, “Nantucket” room. The weekend was a bit chillier than we thought it would be, so we actually had some more down time in the room than I was expecting what with early nights in and hang time before dinners–but the room was just that comfortable that you didn’t want to leave.
The marble floor pretty much blew my mind. The clean and luxury bathroom was a real treat.
I love that this little detail greeted me in the bathroom.
More details I couldn’t help but share: Malin + Goetz bath products. Roy knows what he’s doing with this whole boutique inn thing.
The front hall entrance filled with a great antique table. I love seeing the wear and tear in the wood. And the sketch that frames the table was lovely in itself.
An amazing antique carrom game board catches some morning light while nestled in the corner.
The gorgeous kitchen with more morning light just spilling in. Both mornings, we were greeted with quite the impressive breakfast spread that included zucchini french toast, monkey bread, frittatas (made with fresh Hudson eggs and veggies), sausage, potatoes and more! I kid you not. It was divine.
The dining table that makes all other dining tables seem obsolete. And notice the charming mix match of antique chairs that line each side?
Last but not least, couldn’t resist taking a picture of the beauty in the corner–I’m referring to the piano, and yes, that is an autographed copy of Katy Perry’s sheet music, she among other famous folks have stayed here.
If you’re going to pop away for a weekend or find yourself passing through Hudson, do you really need any more convincing to stay here? Do yourself the favor, book it.